Global Leaders Urge Participation in High-Level Financing Conference to Fund Education for 222 Million Crisis-Impacted Children — Global Issues

Yasmine Sherif, the Director of Education Cannot Wait, sees the ECW High-Level Financing Conference as crucial to turning the agreements from the Transforming Education Summit into action. Credit: ECW by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Friday, February 03, 2023 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Feb 03 (IPS) – The world is in the throng…

UN aid convoys deliver lifesaving relief to Ukraine’s war-ravaged east — Global Issues

Medicines, roofing repair kits, bottled water and solar lamps were offloaded, highlighting the desperate plight of many thousands of people who are unable or unwilling to leave their homes, amid “regular” shelling attacks. On Thursday, a five-lorry inter agency convoy reached the town of Hulyaipole in the Zaporizhia region –…

UN rights chief appeals for Israelis and Palestinians to end ‘illogic of escalation’ — Global Issues

“Rather than doubling down on failed approaches of violence and coercion that have singularly failed in the past, I urge everyone involved to step out of the illogic of escalation that has only ended in dead bodies, shattered lives and utter despair,” he said in a statement.   Record killings…

Peru’s Democracy at a Crossroads — Global Issues

by Ines M Pousadela (montevideo, uruguay) Thursday, February 02, 2023 Inter Press Service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb 02 (IPS) – On 25 January, roughly six weeks after being sworn in following her predecessor’s removal, Peruvian president Dina Boluarte finally recognised that elections were the only way out of political crisis. Elections were…

It’s Time to Move Away from Public-Private Partnerships & Build a Future That is Public — Global Issues

Protesters in Mulhouse, France warn of the dangers of privatisation. The sign reads ‘when everything is privatised, we will be deprived of everything. Credit: NeydtStock / Shutterstock.com Opinion by Oceane Blavot – Rodolfo Bejarano – Mae Buenaventura (brussels / lima / manila) Thursday, February 02, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS /…

Iraq must seize ‘brief window of opportunity’ to turn tide of instability — Global Issues

Highlighting recent achievements and challenges ahead following a year of tensions and political discord, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said the hope is that the confirmation of the new Government will provide an opportunity to structurally address the many pressing issues. ‘Glass half full’  “Effecting meaningful change will take time, as this can…

Resolution of ‘racism’ complaint brought by Qatar against UAE and Saudi Arabia — Global Issues

The ad hoc Conciliation Commission was established by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in the wake of a diplomatic crisis between the neighbouring Gulf nations, nearly eight years ago.   “I hope that the consensus found by Qatar, the UAE and Saudi Arabia to discontinue…

WFP highlights Africa’s biggest hunger crisis — Global Issues

Millions of Congolese face severe food insecurity, particularly in the northeast, where fighting has uprooted millions of people. As part of his three-day DRC visit, the Pope is expected to meet families displaced by conflict in the east.  This staggering number includes more than half a million uprooted from their homes…